Andrew A. Michta
Andrew A. Michta is the M. W. Buckman Distinguished Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College. In 2010-11 he was a Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. In 2005-09 he was the Professor of National Security Studies and Director of Director of Studies of the Senior Executive Seminar at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany. He is a Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Previously he was a Visiting Scholar at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University, a Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, and a Research Associate at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, The George Washington University. He also served as Editor for East Europe and Member of the Board of the refereed journal Problems of Post-Communism, and serves on a number of advisory boards. He has published books, book chapters and articles on U.S. and European security, NATO, transatlantic relations, civil-military relations and democratization. He has special expertise in Central European politics and security. He is a frequent media contributor and government consultant.
East Central Europe After the Warsaw Pact: Security Dilemmas in the 1990s, (1992) Post-Communist Eastern Europe: Crisis and Reform (1992) co-edited with Ilya Prizel The Government and Politics of Postcommunist Europe (1994) Polish Foreign Policy Reconsidered: Challenges of Independence (1994) co-edited with Ilya Prizel The Soldier-Citizen: The Politics of the Polish Army after Communism (1997) America’s New Allies: Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic in NATO (1999), editor and contributor The Limits of Alliance: The United States, NATO and the EU in North and Central Europe(2006).
Professor Michta holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
His honors include: Superior Civilian Service Medal Award, Department of the Army, 2009 Clarence Day Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity, 1994 Plus a number of academic scholarships and grants.
News ArticlesRethinking Poland in the Second TermDecember 03, 2012Poland’s dynamic economy and growing geopolitical weight make it an increasingly important European ally for the United States.Shale StormDecember 14, 2011
An earthquake is winding up under the crust of European soil with the potential to transform the Continent’s energy market and alter the strategic parameters of Russian-European relations.NATO’s Last ChanceApril 13, 2011
As spring 2011 bursts into bloom, the NATO alliance finds itself withering on the vine. An alliance that was once the quintessential expression and spearpoint of the Transatlantic security relationship is now at risk of undermining it.
PublicationsBuilding the New NormalMay 02, 2011
Two decades after the end of the Cold War, Central Europe is believed to have entered a period which one prominent Washington politico privately called an era of “blessed boredom.” He was expressing the widely-held opinion that the region has successfully crossed the once-daunting threshold of political and economic reform and in fact, has completed the process of “returning to Europe.” Indeed, the countries that once threatened to devolve into a post-communist “grey zone of instability” have had a remarkably successful run.